receive feedback on this section prior to the final completion/submission of the marketing plan. It also allows you to get part of the report completed early (remember: this is just for part 3 – the General Market/Situation Analysis). After this, you will be better prepared to move through rest of the marketing plan later in the semester. This is intentional, as it is possible for some teams to wait until too late in the semester to get the plan ready. Details: This section should incorporate the first full section (background, competitor, etc) of the marketing plan. It does not include the executive summary (as this will be written last after everything is completed). You are encouraged to include a table of contents that is dynamic (as in, if you change the layout the page numbers also change) in Word to help save you time in the end. Please make sure to use the expanded SWOT template, and to put this in the appendix as well (in Word, you can insert a page landscape in the document which is otherwise portrait layout). This portion should be approximately 7-10 pages (double spaced). 6) Business Plan Paper, Pitch & Display – Competitive Process - Tacoma Entrepreneur Network (30 points, team assignment). With your team, you will develop a business plan for the April14, 2015 competition offered by the Tacoma Entrepreneur Network. The competition has a track for socially responsible project, and this is the track in which you and your teammates will compete. The competition includes the creation of a summary report (samples will be provided) in which you make the case for your vision for EnVia. You will be competing against your peers in BUSA 468 as well as other entrants in the competition. Further, you will create a solid, 8 minute pitch that blends the emotional with the informational, and seeks to show the judges why your ideas have merit. You aren’t trying to downplay others, but simply to showcase your ideas and why you are excited about the path you are recommending. Do a great job, and you just may walk away with some recognition and a cash award to support EnVia, both of which are wonderful items on a resume. Details: The TEN competition will take place on April 14, 2015 in the early evening. The event will be held this year at the University of Puget Sound. For the competition you will need to prepare the following items:
1) A written report. See sample reports for ideas and possible tone. This written report will not be as extensive as your marketing plan written report, though this will provide a great platform from which you can develop your ideas. 2) A solid pitch. You’ll have just a few minutes (~8 minutes) to present in front of the judges. This is a great opportunity to prepare your pitch and get feedback on your ideas. 3) A visual display. Before and after your pitch to the judges, you will be sharing information about your proposal to the participants, community, and guests attending the TEN event. This is also a great way to get feedback, and there is a people’s choice award, so you may be setting yourself up for some recognition if you do a great job showing and telling about your solid ideas.